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Hesse bans burkas for state workers
The state of Hesse has banned the wearing of the burka – the Muslim dress that covers a woman's face – by state employees during work hours, officials announced late Tuesday.
The decision was made by Interior Minister Boris Rhein in response to a worker at a local administrative office, or Bürgeramt, in Frankfurt who wanted to report for work wearing a burka.
The woman is just finishing a period of parental leave but has been given some extra time to reconsider her position.
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